Little League Elbow

<18-year-old baseball player with inner elbow pain – Little League Elbow

Intro: Little league elbow is a condition of the elbow among young baseball pitchers. . It is often due to stress on the growth plate of the inner elbow bone (medial epicondyle) while pitching, resulting in widening of the growth plate. It may also be due to stress of the ligament attached the arm bone to forearm bone (ulnar collateral ligament).

Symptoms: Tenderness over inner elbow and on pitching.

Treatment: Rest and physical therapy, followed by limiting number of pitching. If suspected, it is advised stop throwing and to seek medical attention for evaluation as soon as possible.